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Tommy Joseph | First Baseman | #19

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / SF

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Tommy Joseph went 2-for-3 and scored a run against the Red Sox on Saturday.
He missed a few games after getting hit in the hand with a pitch last week. He is batting .260 with two longballs in 50 spring at-bats. He will be the Phillies starting first baseman this year after sharing time at the position with Ryan Howard last year. Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 home runs and 47 RBI in 347 plate appearances in 2016. Mar 25 - 5:50 PM

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Tommy Joseph came off the bench Sunday against the Rays and doubled in his lone at-bats.

Joseph hadn't played since Tuesday because of a bruised left hand sustained on an HBP.
Mar 19 - 3:58 PM

Tommy Joseph is getting another day off Friday after suffering a left hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch Tuesday.

Joseph is doing on-field work before the game, according to The News Journal's Meghan Montemurro. It sounds like he'll be back before the weekend is over.
Mar 17 - 11:25 AM

Tommy Joseph (hand) is not in Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup against the Yankees.

Joseph was on the initial lineup card, but now Max Stassi will get the start at first base. The Phillies are probably just playing things safe after Joseph was hit in the hand by a pitch on Tuesday. X-rays came back negative, but it would be no surprise if he needs a day or two at the very least.
Mar 15 - 1:35 PM

X-rays came back negative on Tommy Joseph's left hand.

Joseph exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after he was hit in the hand by a pitch in the first inning. Fortunately, he escaped with just a bruise and is considered day-to-day.
Mar 14 - 3:24 PM

Tommy Joseph suffered a left hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch in the first inning of Tuesday's Grapefruit League game.

Fortunately for the Phillies, it doesn't sound serious. Joseph is poised to be the regular first baseman for Philadelphia this season after batting .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers over 107 games in 2016.
Mar 14 - 2:06 PM

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday that they are currently viewing Tommy Joseph as their regular first baseman.

Klentak didn't rule out the possibility of adding another option for first base, but Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers and 47 RBI over 107 games as a rookie in 2016 and they are prepared to see what he can do with an everyday role. "If that changes by virtue of an additional player acquisition, then we'll adjust," said Klentak. "But Tommy showed pretty well for himself all year long and we're excited to see what he can do in a little more of a regular role this coming year." Joseph was better against lefties than he was against righties, but he can be a cheap power source in fantasy leagues in 2017.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Tommy Joseph left winter ball in the Dominican Republic after suffering a wrist injury.

Joseph only ended up getting 20 at-bats over five games. The good news is that Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said there's not expected to be any long-term implications with the wrist. Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers and 47 RBI over 107 games this past season and could get the majority of at-bats a first base next season.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-5, drilled a homer, drove in three runs and scored twice in a win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

He stroked an RBI double in the first inning. The two-run homer came off White Sox ace Chris Sale. Joseph is batting .262/.311/.522 with 21 longballs and 45 RBI in 301 at-bats. He should get everyday playing time next year in the absence of Ryan Howard.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:10:00 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Joseph went yard against Marlins starter Jose Urena in the second inning. Joseph has made quite an impression in his rookie season, hitting 20 homers in his first 290 major league at-bats. Joseph is hitting .252/.299/.503 with 40 RBI and 42 runs scored in 95 games.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Tommy Joseph went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Joseph temporarily knotted the score at 1-1 with his solo homer off Gio Gonzalez in the seventh, but the Nationals would come back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, eventually winning 3-2. For the season, Joseph is slashing .244/.289/.484 with 18 homers and 37 RBI over 275 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Tommy Joseph collected his 17th homer and his 11th double Wednesday to help the Phillies beat the White Sox 5-3.

Ryan Howard has been terrific of late, but it still makes more sense for the Phillies to play Joseph at first base than to go back to the former MVP with any regularity. Joseph has run hot and cold, but he has an .813 OPS though 240 at-bats.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The home run was his 16th of the year. His other hit was a double. The 25-year-old rookie is getting a lot of playing time at first base in place of Ryan Howard and he is making the most of it. The .252 batting average is no great shakes but he does have an .810 OPS in 226 at-bats. He could average 30-plus homers per year over the next few seasons although his batting average and on-base percentage could be cause for concern.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

He's just getting a breather. Ryan Howard will slide in at first base and bat fifth Saturday against Padres right-hander Paul Clemens. Joseph has contributed a .250 average with three homers and seven RBI since the All-Star break.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run and scored twice in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Joseph followed Maikel Franco's three-run dong in the first inning with a solo shot of his own, as the Phillies got to Braves starter Matt Wisler early and often. The homer was Joseph's 14th in 57 major league games this year. The Phillies didn't need much convincing to cast Ryan Howard aside, and the 25-year-old has proven plenty worthy of taking over at first base. Joseph is hitting .262/.294/.524 overall.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
3Ryan Hanigan
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Jesmuel Valentin
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Chris Coghlan
3Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Roman Quinn
RF1Michael Saunders
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Clay Buchholz
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3Joaquin Benoit
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Luis Garcia
7Joely Rodriguez
8Hoby Milner
9Adam Morgan
10Sean Burnett
11Michael Mariot
12Cesar Ramos
13Colton Murray